danyet wrote:Pakistan delays rape reform plans Pakistan's government has delayed presenting a bill in parliament which would have reformed rape laws.
But following complaints from Islamic and secular parties the government says it will now re-draft its proposals to create more of a consensus.
The Hudood Ordinance criminalises all sex outside marriage, so if a rape victim fails to present four male witnesses to the crime she herself could face punishment and be prosecuted for adultery.
The government says that makes it almost impossible to prosecute a rape case.
Shazzam wrote:I wouldn't last five minutes there. I would buy a GUN yes a GUN Danyet and take matters into my hands if I had to put up with this type of s...t!!!!
Dixie wrote:Shazzam wrote:I wouldn't last five minutes there. I would buy a GUN yes a GUN Danyet and take matters into my hands if I had to put up with this type of s...t!!!!
Same here It's a big feeling of impotence since we can't do anything.
jeffcox wrote:If one group tries to impose their ideals on another... all ~ breaks out.
If one group tries this... they're insulted for being imperialistic.
If they do nothing... they're insulted for doing nothing.
It's a no-win situation for anybody who does anything by force in any country other than their own.
Anybody who thinks that the UN can just go in there, change what they want, and then leave, is poorly informed. Rwanda had the complication of internal civil unrest between the Tutsi and the Hutu groups. It's funny how the problem is always blamed on the UN and not those factions who have been fighting each other for about 600 years.
As for the UN, it's a US puppet. The UN can do nothing without US support. The US didn't want to get involved, and the British lacked courage... the French... well, that's another story.
The question is, whose job is it to police the entire planet?
As for what we can do... make every case an international scandal. The Iranian government have already made many retreats on death sentences because they were internationally embarrassed.
Write to the Pakistani ambassador in your country. Get involved with Amnesty International.. etc.
danyet wrote:I over estimated you if you believe that UN is USA's puppet. You have not been paying too much attention. USA wants to pull out of the UN. No one blames UN for the problems. They do say that UN is ineffective though. That is quite different. The Un has been taken over by countries that have traditionaly been plagued by totalitarian and human rights issues. The UN is no longer the good guys that is why many Americans want out of it.
jeffcox wrote:First point: The US want out because it's bad image to go against the UN - it simply makes them look bad.
jeffcox wrote:Second: Who said the UN should police the world?
jeffcox wrote:But anyway, this is politics (forbidden subject) and digresses from the thread's subject.
jeffcox wrote:If you were to leave out the idea of military intervention, what other suggestions would you offer?
jeffcox wrote:If we consider that we have to take action against any country that violates human rights, then almost every country would have to be invaded... including the US and Britain.
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